4.0859 Announcements: MLA 1991; Job Notice (2/52)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 2 Jan 91 17:13:14 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0859. Wednesday, 2 Jan 1991.

(1) Date: Mon, 31 Dec 90 13:16:00 EST (18 lines)
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: call for papers, MLA 1991

(2) Date: Tue, 1 Jan 91 10:50 EST (34 lines)
Subject: Job Notice

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Date: Mon, 31 Dec 90 13:16:00 EST
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: call for papers, MLA 1991

On behalf of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, I am
submitting a proposal to the MLA for a special session at the 1991
convention in San Francisco. This session is to be entitled, "How We Do
What We Do: Modelling Literary Research Methods by Computer". A maximum
of three papers will address how the attempt to implement various
research methods on the computer throws light on what scholars actually
do -- to paraphrase Vannevar Bush, how we work, or how we may work.
Inquiries are welcome -- please write to me directly. Abstracts of 500
to 1000 words, preferably by e-mail, are due by 15 March. All panelists
must be members of the MLA by 1 April.

Willard McCarty
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Date: Tue, 1 Jan 91 10:50 EST
Subject: Job Notice

Documentation Coordinator: The Historic New Orleans Collection, a museum
research center located in the French Quarter of New Orleans, seeks an
individual to coordinate the design and implementation of cataloging
standards across its research divisions and collections management
office. Responsibilities include resolving data terminology issues,
providing a liaison between cataloging and technical staffs, maintaining
documentation on cataloging practices, developing automated system
enhancements, training, and reviewing cataloged materials destined for
cross-departmental access. Candidates should be familiar with cataloging
standards for bibliographic, curatorial, and manuscripts data and should
be prepared to analyze documentation methods currently in use in the
institution. Professional experience in cataloging for at least one
of these areas is required, as is familiarity with concepts of database
management. Candidates should have a minimum of a BA and either formal
computer training or comparable experience. Strong written and verbal
communications skills and the ability to work with both technical and
non-technical people are necessary. Excellent salary and benefits.
Send resume to Personnel, The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal
Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Applications needed by the second week
in January.